You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.


  • Warsaw printer accused over firing
    The Indiana Civil Rights Commission found probable cause that a Warsaw company discriminated against a pregnant employee. According to a press release issued Friday, the Warsaw location of R.
  • Office supplier denies bias suit
    In court documents filed Friday, a local office machine company denied the allegations of discrimination lodged against it. In September, the U.S.
  • Local man admits guilt in kidnapping attempt
    A 48-year-old Fort Wayne man pleaded guilty Friday to attempted kidnapping and other charges, admitting to firing a gun at his ex-girlfriend. Michael M.
Mark Rogers

Fort Wayne police officer admits to rape

Fort Wayne police officer Mark Rogers admitted Thursday to raping a woman he arrested for OWI nearly a year ago.

As part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, the 46-year-old also pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and official misconduct. Additional charges of rape and misdemeanor false informing will be dismissed when he is sentenced.

The Class B-felony charge of rape to which Rogers pleaded guilty states that the woman was so mentally deficient or disabled she was unable to consent to sex, according to court documents.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, Rogers will serve no more than six years in prison, home detention, work release or some form of an executed sentence.

Rogers, a crime scene technician with 19 years on the police department, was working on a drunken driving enforcement patrol Sept. 1 and picked the woman up for driving while intoxicated, according to court documents filed this week.

Because of her level of intoxication, she vomited, so Rogers took her to St. Joseph Hospital for treatment. After she was released, Rogers put her in handcuffs in the back of the squad car and then drove her to a park where he sexually assaulted her. After the assault, Rogers drove her home, according to court documents.

Rogers' status within the Fort Wayne Police Department was unknown as of late Thursday morning.